Author Topic: (Sandy) Alex G  (Read 672 times)

alan nagsworth

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(Sandy) Alex G
« on: October 07, 2018, 03:27:06 PM »
Y'all fuck with this guy?

My god, he is absolutely wonderful. If you dig stuff like Sparklehorse, Eels, Elliott Smith or Jeff Mangum - that is to say you like folk-leaning alt-rock that isn't afraid to dip into sound experimentation and carries a transcendent, melancholic beauty - and you've not had the pleasure of listening to "Rocket" yet, you're gonna be thanking me afterwards. This shit is straight-up gold.

There's just such an open heart in all of his music, even when it's being minimal or weird the same emotion is oozing out of those tracks as they are from the more straight-forward folk numbers. At times, it's downright fuckin' beautiful. I became quickly obsessed with "Rocket", and its bizarre noisy/shouty two-song detour in the middle of it, and sunk right into "Trick" soon after. I'm still yet to check out the rest because these two albums have such a stranglehold on me, but I will and I'm sure they'll be good.

Proud

Judge

Guilty

Sarah

Mary

Don't leave me hanging here, gang.

chveik

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Re: (Sandy) Alex G
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2018, 04:01:12 PM »
Wonderful indeed! This is just what I needed to brighten this sunday afternoon, so thanks!

alan nagsworth

  • even the bombs and scarecrows will sing
Re: (Sandy) Alex G
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2018, 01:34:59 PM »
Poor response to new music here as per usual (except you, chveik. Thanks). This subforum is starting to bum me out.

Re: (Sandy) Alex G
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2018, 02:13:29 PM »
Listened to Beach Music and Trick a lot but havenae clicked with his latest one yet. Big fan of this wee rarity - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6yp9lUjiew

Twed

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Re: (Sandy) Alex G
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 12:23:13 AM »
Y'all fuck with this guy?
You're from Chelthenham

alan nagsworth

  • even the bombs and scarecrows will sing
Re: (Sandy) Alex G
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2019, 02:31:09 PM »
There's a new album coming this year, and he's released a single, and it's fucking excellent. I adore this man's music. Fuck this thread.

Gretel

Re: (Sandy) Alex G
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2019, 07:43:25 AM »
Makes me think of (Sunchyme) Dario G, so thanks. A great tune to start the day.

alan nagsworth

  • even the bombs and scarecrows will sing
Re: (Sandy) Alex G
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2019, 10:47:51 AM »
Who’s that? Educate me a li’l.

If you dig that tube deffo go and listen to the album Rocket. It’s gorgeous.

Captain Z

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Re: (Sandy) Alex G
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2019, 11:43:54 AM »
Like American Badly Drawn Boy.

alan nagsworth

  • even the bombs and scarecrows will sing
Re: (Sandy) Alex G
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2019, 12:03:14 PM »
WRONG GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY THREAD "CAPTAIN"

Re: (Sandy) Alex G
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2019, 12:20:57 PM »
Haven't been blown away by anything I've heard of his up to now, but I do really like this new song. Pleasantly reminiscent of Elliott Smith.

alan nagsworth

  • even the bombs and scarecrows will sing
Re: (Sandy) Alex G
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2019, 12:42:31 PM »
Damn he's put out another two teaser tracks huh. Will check these out later. I still absolutely love the shit out of Gretel, as mentioned above. Very excited for this album.

Re: (Sandy) Alex G
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2019, 09:09:35 PM »
All the songs from the new album sound like a step up from his previous stuff. He's touring over here in February, I've got tickets for the Hackney show.

alan nagsworth

  • even the bombs and scarecrows will sing
Re: (Sandy) Alex G
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2019, 07:11:05 PM »
Rocket was a step up from his previous stuff as well. He definitely is evolving as an artist, something which is always great to be a witness to.